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Abel's Field (2012)
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Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the absence of his deceased mother and deadbeat father. The pressure mounts when the bank calls with a foreclosure warning, and Seth's frustrations spill over into various altercations with the school football team. An exasperated coach exiles Seth to work after school with Abel the eccentric groundskeeper (Kevin Sorbo). Their relationship starts off cold and rocky, but as the two spend more time together, they realize they have more in common than either thought. The downside: it's pretty much pain and sadness that they share. The upside: God loves them.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: absent father, orphan, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, school, fight, belief in god, responsibility, death of mother, christian, down on your luck, siblings relations, power relations, football, twins, church, death of father, janitor, big brother, facial bruise, black eye
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family problems and teenage life mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Abel's Field: My Brother (2006), Children of Sarajevo (2012), Absence (2014), Home Beyond the Sun (2004), The Lost & Found Family (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, bosnian war, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, gay, lgbt, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, rich and poor, adoption, life is a bitch, hopes, society, religions or cults, christian, teacher, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: college, lifestyle, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, lifetime, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family problems, introspection, society, youth, orphan, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, disorder, church, hip hop culture, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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66%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, love story, teenager, grief, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: education, school, fighting the system, human spirit, parents and children, teachers and students, hopes, society, youth, changing lives, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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42%
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Broken Roads (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A Matter of Faith (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: amish, religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, lifetime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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36%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 2K
Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, homeless, family relations, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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Gestation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, couples, society, youth, teenage life, love, young lovers, teenager, grownups, responsibility, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: costa rica, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, working class, hopes, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%